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“Awesome” High Holidays

You can scour any Jewish records before the Middle Ages and you won’t find the High Holidays referred to as the “Days of Awe.” In the grand scheme of Jewish history, it’s a recent term, [...]
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A Sweet Seder: The Rosh Hashanah Meal

Apples and honey are a well-known holiday staple at Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) tables all over the world. We indulge in sweet foods, so that the year to come will be just as [...]
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Union: A Roundtable Shabbat with Jordan Blashek, Christopher Haugh & Sarah Hurwitz

Last Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedy, OneTable was honored to host and facilitate a virtual Shabbat gathering with community. Union | A Roundtable Shabbat brought together co-authors of Union: A [...]
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4 Round Challahs Made Easy

A quick search for challah will return beautiful images of long, braided bread. But you may notice a few round challot (plural of challah) as well. What’s up with that? Well, some people bake round challah for [...]
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Celebrating Jewish Creativity Through Shabbat

When I visited Poland, I wasn’t expecting a society which had moved on, in many ways, from the days of Fiddler. I kept expecting the Jews I met there to be like my imagination of [...]
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Shabbat Poetry Project

“...poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into [...]
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AUDIO | Shabbat Guided Meditations

Finding presence, quieting the thoughts in our minds, and transitioning seamlessly into Shabbat — these things are hard. But what can help us shift from constantly doing to simply being are Shabbat rituals infused with [...]
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Southern Hospitality is a Jewish Value

Southerners are proud of our inherent devotion to hospitality and gathering.  Sunday brunches, summer picnics, life events, and Friday night dinners are embroidered into the patchwork quilt that is the Southern community. Southern hospitality goes [...]
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5 Ideas for a More Sustainable Shabbat Dinner

I’ll admit it. If someone stopped me in the street and said Quick! Name a Jewish value! sustainability would not be the first to come to mind. After all, sustainability is a universal idea, not [...]
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